Sunday, October 19, 2008

Homemade Laundry Detergent and Baby food. Only not together.

I used my MEA weekend to further my "prairie mom" skills. Well, I don't think prairie moms had food processors, but whatevs. I pureed a bag of organic pears and froze them in some tiny individual containers I got at the dollar store. Violet loves her pears! So far the only veggie I have made is peas, which I pureed and froze in ice cube trays. Pretty easy!

I also got an idea from my lovely, and made my own powdered laundry detergent! This turned out awesome, but I have yet to wash the diapers with it so I will post and update about it's poo-fighting ablities...

To make your own cheap and awesome laundry soap you will need:
1. a food processor
2. 1 bar of soap that you like- I choose Kirks Castille because it was cheap, at my CUB, and it's all natural and fragrance and animal product free. I did also buy a Kiss My Face Olive Oil bar, but it was 4x the cost, so I am using that in the shower!!
3. 1/2 cup WASHING soda, not baking soda- I found it at CUB in the laundry area.
4. 1/2 cup Good old Borax- and you thought that was only used for making homemade silly putty!!

All you do is chop up the soap really fine in the FP, then add the powdered stuff and blend, then VIOLA! I use an old coffee scoop- one scoop per load.

Now if only I can figure out how to make my own proactiv solution I'll be set.

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